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Monday, April 26th, 2010

It’s Time For The Government To Protect Our Borders
Guest host Mark Simone took over the Hannity show microphone today, filling in for a sick Sean. Simone spoke with Sean earlier in the day and had complained of the chills, a headache and upset stomach. Simone joked to Sean that he should just stop watching MSNBC. Simone changed topics and discussed Arizona’s controversial immigration bill passed last Friday. Many Democrats are fearful (Read related story on that Arizona law enforcement will abuse their authority and begin racially profiling everyone who crosses the border. “That’s absolutely ridiculous,” said Mark, “cops have plenty to do already, it’s not like they’ve got a ton of free time on their hands. It’s not something to be worried about. They can set strict guidelines, much how they do now when cops pull people over for speeding.” The real reason for this problem, Simone explained, is not about what Arizona has done, but what the Federal government hasn’t done to solve this problem. It’s interesting how the Obama administration loves to regulate everything – from health care to what we eat. Yet the one thing they don’t want to regulate is our borders. “That they feel they can leave wide open!” an exasperated Mark Simone pointed out.

Covering Their Backsides
Dick Morris, who just released his latest book, “ Take Back America,” joined Mark in the show’s second hour to discuss Obama’s financial regulation bill. If you’re a frequent listener to the show, it should come as no surprise that Morris is staunchly against the president’s proposed financial reform. The biggest reason to oppose such a bill Morris explained is “that the big firms will feel free to make whatever risky bets they can get away with since their downside (i.e., backside) is covered.” Morris also expressed deep concern about how the power to seize on the one hand and bail out on the other will be used by the Obama administration. For more on this topic, please visit Dick’s blog where you can find additional articles by Morris on Obama’s proposed financial reform plans.

Ties To Wall Street
Mark Simone pointed out how quick Democrats have been to jump on the “reform Wall Street” bandwagon, despite their strong ties to many troubled financial companies. Goldman Sachs recently hired former White House counsel Greg Craig to help them deal with the Securities Exchange Commission's fraud charges against the firm and former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO) is a lobbyist for the company. Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle — Obama’s first choice to head Health and Human Services — is an adviser for a lobbying firm that represents Charles Schwab, Comcast, Lockheed Martin, Verizon and a host of other corporate interests. It remains to be seen whether Washington can regulate Wall Street or if Wall Street will continue to regulate Washington.

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Dick Morris

Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster , political campaign consultant , and general political consultant . Morris became an adviser to the Bill Clinton administration after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that merged traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the 1994 midterm elections by convincing the President to adopt Republican policies. [1] The president consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994. [2] Clinton's communications director George Stephanopoulos has said that "Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president". [2] Morris... More >